During this time of isolation, the memories of our joyful gathering as a community at Nathan Phillips Square take on a whole new meaning.
In the spirit of spreading the joy of art, it is our pleasure to feature the talented and exuberant Raoul Olou who earned the 2019 Mayor's Purchase award, generously supported by the City of Toronto and The Market Gallery, Toronto’s municipal art gallery. On opening day of the Fair, Mayor John Tory and judge Neil Brochu, City of Toronto’s Supervisor Collections and Outreach, were captivated by Raoul's gentle yet vibrant reflections of his experience in Toronto. Raoul's neighbourhoods and portraits, often caught in the light of dusk, hold the intrigue of a fresh perspective exploring a new place. It is a beautiful visual diary of a curious soul making a home in a new city.